February New Awards Report
Researchers at the University of Oregon received 22 new awards in February totaling more than $1.8 million in support of research activities. The total awarded funds are down as compared to the last two years — $12.1 million received in February 2015 and $2 million received in February 2016 — but February is a variable month. In looking at the FY17 to-date totals, the total of $71.5 million is up by 3.6 percent from the average of $69 million for the last three years. New awards are up approximately 9 percent over the last three fiscal years — 241 for FY17 to-date versus an average of 222 for the same time period. The numbers have not yet been tabulated for March, but the month is a typically lean one for awards, with new awards picking up in April through June if historical trends continue.
Associate Vice President Position Opening
The Office of the Vice President for Research and Innovation will be conducting an internal search for an associate vice president for research. UO professor of biology Bill Cresko will be finishing his term in September.
Associate vice presidents for research are members of the vice president’s executive team and provide advice and counsel to the vice president, the provost and president on matters related to research activities and research administration. The successful candidate will have the ability to work effectively with faculty, staff and students from a variety of diverse backgrounds. A full position description will be posted in the coming weeks.
In the meantime, all interested candidates may contact Khaila Ganick at firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
Outstanding Research Award Nominations Now Open
Nominations for this year's UO Research Excellence Awards must be received no later than Friday, April 7, to be considered for the seven awards to be presented at an awards ceremony this spring. The research award categories are:
- Outstanding Career Award (to be awarded to up to two tenured faculty of Associate or full Professor rank);
- Early Career Award (up to two for a tenure-track faculty member at the Assistant Professor rank);
- Outstanding Accomplishment Award (one for a career NTTF engaged in independent research activities and another for a career NTTF engaged in technical activities in support of research, e.g. core facilities or statistical analysis);
- Innovation and Impact Award (one award for an individual or team for outstanding entrepreneurial activity).
Awardees of these categories receive commendation from the Office of the Vice President for Research and Innovation, including $1,000 (or $2,500 for a team) in research support, a recognition memento, and highlighting of their work in internal and external communications. The awards are part of the UO Outstanding Teaching, Research and Mentorship Awards, which are a partnership between the Vice President for Research and Innovation, the Provost and Academic Affairs and the Graduate School.
For full details, including instructions for the nomination process, see the nomination announcement. Faculty members may nominate colleagues or themselves.